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Social History & Ethnic Group Documentaries

I Am Not Your Negro
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The most important civil rights documentary of our time. Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck (The Man by the Shore, Moloch Tropical, Murder in Pacot), returns with a transcendent documentary examining the life and work of literary iconoclast and queer icon James Baldwin. The Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your...

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Buena Vista Social Club: Adios
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17 years ago, Buena Vista Social Club brought a generation of forgotten Cuban musicians roaring onto the international stage and transported the world's audiences to the vanished dance clubs of 1950's Havana. The band was single-handedly responsible for bringing Cuba's vibrant music and culture to i...

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Putuparri And The Rainmakers
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Putuparri And The Rainmakers Putuparri and the Rainmakers is a universal story about the sacred relationship between people and place. It takes audiences on a rare and emotional journey to meet the traditional rainmakers of Australia's Great Sandy Desert who have fought a twenty-year battle to win ...

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Jim: The James Foley Story
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Jim: The James Foley Story On Thanksgiving Day 2012, American photojournalist James Jim Foley was kidnapped in Syria, two years before the infamous video of his public execution introduced much of the world to ISIS. JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY, directed by close childhood friend Brian Oakes, tells ...

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Batkid Begins: Wish Heard Around the World
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Batkid Begins: Wish Heard Around the World On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5 year old cancer patient his wish. Batkid Begins looks at the ‘why’ of this flash phenomenon.

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Gayby Baby
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As the debate about marriage equality in Australia moves ever closer to a conclusion, one voice has been absent: that of kids raised by same-sex families. In this heartfelt doc, we get to know four kids who have been raised by same-sex couples. Gus wants to be a WWE wrestler. Matt questions the teac...

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He named me Malala
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He named me Malala on DVD. This film is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends' school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls' education in her ...

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First Australians - The Untold Story of Australia (2 Disc Set)
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The Untold Story of Australia First Australians chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people. First Australians explores what unfolds when the oldest living culture in the world is overrun by the world?s greatest empire. Over sev...

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Prohibition
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PROHIBITION, a documentary series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor–and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. This utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profoun...

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The Battle of the Sexes
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The Battle of the Sexes is a 2013 documentary film on DVD, directed by James Erskine. It was a match made in heaven: she was the darling of American tennis, an outspoken activist against sexism in sport and society; he was the charismatic, fast-talking, hustling chauvinist showman. Yet their unlike...

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The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama
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The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama is a British 2013 TV documentary series presented on DVD. Simon Schama explores the extraordinary story of the Jewish experience from past to present SIMON SCHAMA LOOKS AT THE IMPACT OF THE JEWS AND THOSE MOMENTS WHEN THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE HAS CHANGED THE FA...

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How The World Made America
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Everyone knows America is the land of immigrants, but how much do we really know about what drove those migrations in the first place? HOW THE WORLD MADE AMERICA uncovers the great forces in history that set mankind in motion and helped shape the world we know today. This two-part documentary series...

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Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl
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Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl is a four part Australian documentary TV series on DVD (2 discs). Following the award winning, critically acclaimed Once Upon A Time in Cabramatta, this is the untold story of how the Lebanese community overcame the odds and found their place in multicultural Australia...

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Workingman's Death
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Is heavy manual labor disappearing or is it just becoming invisible? Where can we still find it in the 21st century? Workingman's Death follows the trail of the heroes in the illegal mines of the Ukraine, sniffs out ghosts among the sulfur workers in Indonesia, finds itself face to face with lion...

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Genius Of The Ancient World
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Genius Of The Ancient World Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy – Buddha, Socrates and Confucius. All three philosophers lived, between the 6th 5th BC, during a period of unprecedented, and intense, intellectual development....

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The Private Lives Of The Tudors
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The Private Lives Of The Tudors In the company of Tracy Borman, the UKs leading authority on the Tudor period, we explore the private lives, loves and scandals of the Tudors, the most celebrated royal dynasty in history. This brand new series explores some of the most secretive and dangerous global...

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Squeegee Bandit
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Starfish is a Mäori man who survives by washing car windows at intersections on the mean streets of South Auckland, New Zealand. He's a born hustler with an extreme personality-magnetic charisma, infectious humour, and a vicious temper. SQUEEGEE BANDIT follows Starfish's struggles through ni...

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Colour Theory
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In this new art series from NITV we look at new and developing communities and collectives that are producing contemporary work that reflects the up and coming artistic development within the creative indigenous community, that up until now has had little exposure to a wider society. Presenting the...

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Radiant City
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There's Something Happening On The Edge of Town. There's a desperate housewife in a parking lot, a musical chorus line mowing the lawn, and a loaded gun in the upstairs closet. Welcome to Radiant City. Gary Burns, Canada's king of surreal comedy, joins journalist Jim Brown on an outing to the ...

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Streets Of Compton
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Streets Of Compton The city of Compton has become a pop culture lightning rod from the musical influences of superstar hip hop artists and rappers like NWA, The Game and Kendrick Lamar telling their personal stories of survival in one of the roughest cities in the United States. But few people know...

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Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin' with the Godmother
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COCAINE COWBOYS 2: HUSTLIN' WITH THE GODMOTHER picks up where the rip-roaring original leaves off. The story of greed, drugs, sex and crime has been transported from the cocaine-coated streets of '80's Miami to 90's Oakland, where crack is the new drug of choice. Drug baroness Griselda Blanco?whose ...

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49 Up
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Seven years have passed since 42 UP, which means it's time for another installment in Michael Apted's landmark documentary series. What began as a project to expose harsh class distinctions in British society has evolved into an intimate character study of everyday individuals who are navigating the...

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Louis Theroux - The Odd The Bad and The Godly
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In this collection award-winning presenter Louis Theroux uses his unique, intimate and unobtrusive interviewing style as he explores controversial, strange and dangerous subjects in five revealing documentaries. These include America's Medicated Kids, Law and Disorder in Lagos, The Ultra Zionists, R...

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Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia
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Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia is a 2012 comedy documentary TV show based around the differences between the UK and the US. Unapologetically candid and shamelessly irreverent, no subject will be off-limits as Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock takes a comedy sideswipe at the behaviours and inst...

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DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation
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First released in 1915, D.W. Griffith’s BIRTH OF A NATION ignited worldwide controversy with its graphic depictions of racism and white supremacy in the post-Civil War south. Nearly 100 years later, Paul D. Miller – also known as conceptual artist/musici­an/writer DJ Spooky – creates a daring ‘remix...

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Voices of Iraq
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People in Iraq have a way to express themselves. The producers of Voices of Iraq distributed over 150 Digital Video Cameras across the entire country to enable everyday people - mothers, children, teachers, sheiks and even insurgents - to document their lives and their hopes amidst the upheaval o...

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